How do some teachers manage to expertly engage students in deep learning, harmonize mandated standards with individual student needs, and create trusting relationships in the classroom? What sets
Star Teachers apart from other teachers? This volume provides a framework to help ensure that you are your students' greatest asset-and a star teacher in your classroom. The book is based on studies and ideas developed by educational theorist Martin Haberman, whose models are used in school districts across the U.S.. It's designed to help you assess, develop, and reflect upon his seven key dispositions: persistence; positive values about student learning; the ability to adapt general theories into pedagogical practices; an encouraging approach to at risk students; a professional vs. a personal orientation to learners; an ability to navigate school bureaucracy; and a willingness to admit one's shortcomings. Includes examples, practical, ready-to-use strategies, and additional resources.